For those aiming to tackle complex social, environmental or health challenges, this 2 day workshop gives you the tools, skills and rigor to proceed with confidence. Full details.
Sydney: 1-2 April Melbourne: 29-30 April
Innovation Seedbox: Creative
solutions for tricky problems
A one day “innovation lab” to put an inventive zap into your service or project. Our promise: you'll be excited by the solution you create! Plus you'll prepare the perfect pitch to sell your idea.
Sydney: 10 April Melbourne: 2 May
Facilitation Skills: Facilitate any gathering with confidence
Facilitation is a change maker's core skill. Les shares the skills and tools to productively facilitate almost any group in almost any situation. Full details.
Sydney: 8 April Melbourne: 1 May
Les shows how to use the awesome "If not, then what?" method
It's a way to generate a host of convention-busting ideas amazingly quickly. From the fun session at the North East Landcare Forum 2013.
How to design a travel behaviour change project
A crash course in the principles and practice of designing behavioural projects, with lots of examples from the field of workplace travel change. Written for the WA Department of Transport. Download the 8 page fact sheet. (1.9Mb PDF).
"If not, then what?"
How to reinvigorate a Landcare or bushcare group. An inspiring collection of reinvention ideas generated by participants in Les's Passion Mashin' workshops. Download the booklet. (287k PDF).
A Palette of Behavioural Interventions One of the biggest challenges facing program designers is to imagine the full range of interventions available to them. This two-page tool sets them out simply and accessibly. Get the tool.
How to craft a persuasive climate change message It's time to shift the climate change discussion from facts to actions. Here's an example of how to do it, based on lessons from behavioural psychology. Download (1.1Mb PDF).
FAQs about behaviour change The same questions about behaviour change come up again and again. Here are some answers that might be useful. This article first appeared in
The Guardian. (86k PDF)
What enables cycling? This study, carried out for the City of Sydney, will be of interest to anyone wanting to increase cycling in their communities.
Download the study. (1.5Mb PDF)
Download the cycling logic model (168k PDF)
Les Robinson advises, facilitates and trains agencies, councils and community organisations on the design of programs to influence human behaviour.
Les works closely with clients to devise behavioural programs. He trains change makers in the fields of sustainability, health promotion, road safety, natural resource management and emergency management. He facilitates forums, workshops, community events and conferences.
Les's Changeology blog is about what it takes to make change happen. Follow for insights, ideas and innovations.
Les is currently excited by:
OpenIDEO This site, launched in August 2010 by global design firm IDEO, enables social, health and environmental problems to be tackled by virtually unlimited communities of collaborators through a process of inspiration, concepting and evaluation. No more need exhausted committees sit around wondering why they can't solve the world's problems with their own comparatively tiny cognitive resources.
The Conversation My new addiction. The sublime knowledge of Australian academia, rendered into crisp journalese, plugged directly into the daily zeitgeist. Whoever created this is a genius.